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SF park commission strips Justin Herman’s name from Embarcadero plaza

San Francisco’s Recreation and Park Commission voted 4-2 Thursday to strip Justin Herman’s name from the plaza on the Embarcadero that’s borne the name of the controversial and once-powerful bureaucrat for more [Read entire story]

Fire whips through tiny Sonoma County communities of Kenwood and Glen Ellen

Clumps of ash and soot continued to drift through the air Monday afternoon in the tiny Sonoma County communities of Kenwood and Glen Ellen, though most residents had long since fled to safety Dozens of [Read entire story]

State to join SF in suing Trump administration over sanctuary-city threat

California joined San Francisco on Monday in taking legal action challenging a Trump administration threat to withhold federal public safety grants from sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate in deportations. Becerra [Read entire story]

US Supreme Court deals blow to patent trolls

The U.S. Supreme Court handed down a ruling on Monday that will sharply limit the places where companies can file patent infringement lawsuits, a move that is expected to have significant implications for Silicon Valley [Read entire story]

Thousands of AT&T workers expected to join weekend strike

Thousands of AT&T workers across the Bay Area were expected to join in a nationwide, three-day-long strike that kicked off after their union accused the company of failing to “present serious proposals” during [Read entire story]

State breaks another renewable energy record

State breaks another renewable energy record A stretch of sunny, windy days, combined with brimming reservoirs at hydroelectricity facilities across the state, helped California reach yet another renewable energy [Read entire story]

UploadVR sued by ex-worker for sexual harassment, discrimination

UploadVR, a promoter of virtual reality companies, has been sued by a former employee who claims the San Francisco startup incubator and its co-founders cultivated a hostile, “boys club” work environment that [Read entire story]

California bar exam pass rate continues to slump

The proportion of prospective attorneys who passed the California bar exam has sunk yet again, according to data released by the State Bar of California on Friday, with just 34.5 percent of test takers making the grade. [Read entire story]

Craigslist sues Instamotor for allegedly re-posting car ads

Classified ad posting website Craigslist filed a federal lawsuit Friday against San Francisco online automobile marketplace Instamotor, alleging that it scraped Craigslist for car ads and re-appropriated them as its [Read entire story]

Silicon Valley concerned as FCC kicks off net neutrality rollback

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Wednesday sketched out his plan to sharply limit the government’s oversight of Internet providers. In a speech to members of the conservative policy advocacy [Read entire story]

Judges must not invest in pot, California committee says

California state judges should just say no when it comes to investing in cannabis businesses, a judicial ethics committee said this week. The state’s Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions said on [Read entire story]

Antenna permitting bill sparks clash between state, local officials

A resolution unanimously approved by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors on Tuesday may put the city on a collision course with Sacramento legislators over a bill that aims to shift the power to regulate the placement [Read entire story]

Wells Fargo to take back additional $75 million from former execs

On Monday, it took what financial industry analysts saw as the most significant step yet. The bank’s board released the findings of a six-month investigation into the “root causes of improper sales practices” [Read entire story]

Shares of San Francisco’s Okta jump in IPO debut

San Francisco business software developer Okta made a splashy public market debut Friday, with shares opening at $23.56 — 39 percent above the $17 mark, where the company priced its shares a day earlier in an initial [Read entire story]

What you can do to protect your online privacy

On Tuesday, the House narrowly voted to scrap rules intended to force Internet service providers to get permission from customers before collecting and selling customers’ data. President Trump is expected to sign the [Read entire story]

Cloudera files for IPO

Palo Alto data analysis software company Cloudera is the latest Bay Area firm to file for an initial public offering. The company, which helps other businesses install and use complex data analysis software, indicated [Read entire story]

Tesla employee alleges physical, racial harassment in suit

A Tesla employee has filed a lawsuit against the automaker, claiming he was physically and racially harassed while working on the assembly line at the company’s Fremont factory. The employee, DeWitt Lambert, who is [Read entire story]

Mission Beach Cafe sued by workers claiming wage violations

Nine current and former employees at Mission Beach Cafe in San Francisco have sued the popular breakfast and brunch restaurant over what they claim are a host of labor violations over the last four years. The workers, [Read entire story]

Panel grapples with pot banking laws

California is still grasping toward what State Treasurer John Chiang on Monday called “the best imperfect solution” for a fully functioning cannabis marketplace before recreational marijuana becomes available for [Read entire story]

California passes nation’s toughest methane emission regulations

California air quality officials have approved what are widely considered to be the most rigorous and comprehensive regulations in the country for controlling methane emissions, a move that helps cement the state’s [Read entire story]